High Volume 3D Printing allows for the affordable creation of pilot production runs of product.
Market testing and doing pilot productions of a new product is one of the most expensive parts of developing that product. Small run tooling is very expensive and must be recreated for every design change. But not doing it can result in investment in a product that will not perform well in the market.
Production 3D printing offers a solution to this problem. High capacity 3D printer farms, like Slant 3D, can produce small to mid-volume production runs of a product without any of the tooling cost. A client may order 100 high-quality parts that can market tested, then order 1000 with a slight design change and still pay only on a per-part basis, with no significant setup fees.
This capability allows startups and design firms to do large scale market testing affordably and quickly. And the affordability makes it possible to do more tests then normal. A physical product can now use AB testing the same way a website does.
Slant 3D's high production 3D printing farm has the capacity to produce more than 5-10,000 parts per week. And it supports materials ranging from low cost ABS and PLA to Carbon Fiber Nylon. These capabilities make pilot product for nearly any physical product simple and reliable.